Good oral hygiene can help protect more than just your teeth! Those who suffer from poor oral health can also suffer from self-esteem issues, malnutrition, swallowing problems, speech problems, and other issues that may lead to very serious health consequences.
There are a number of ways that we can help you maintain good dental health, but the most important factor is what you do at home. Here are a few tips for Good Oral Health:
Visit your dentist one to two times a year for a cleaning and checkup.
Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste a minimum of two times per day.
Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three to four months.
Floss at least once per day.
Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
Periodic fluoride treatments and mouth rinses can also promote positive oral health.
By maintaining a proper dental hygiene routine, you can prevent most oral diseases. Our hygienists are here to help you with all of your dental needs and to help you achieve that million dollar smile you’ve always wanted!
Regular dental cleanings, performed by one of our registered dental hygienists, are an essential part of preventative dental care. Cleanings help eliminate plaque and tartar buildup, which effectively reduces the risk of gingivitis, periodontal disease, and tooth decay.
Our hygienists will utilize manual instruments to remove moderate plaque and tartar buildup, or an ultrasonic device to scale away heavier buildup.
The cleaning is finished with polishing, a pleasant procedure that cleans the surface of teeth, removes stains, and leaves the mouth feeling clean and refreshed.